Last year many of the Men’s professional riders approached the UST board of directors and expressed frustration with an 8 stop UST tour. It was too expensive and too hard on the riders schedules to compete in 6 to 8 events each year. We did some behind the scenes polling of active UST riders and found that there was a strong consensus for a smaller, easier to attend tour. The board of directors hence made the decision that for 2016 there would be six total events on the tour, with any given rider’s top four results counting towards their points total (4 of 6).
Over the course of the next few months we were surprised to hear from the organizers of both the Cabo Classico and The Vic that they did not want their events included on the 2016 UST tour. We at the UST find these decisions unfortunate as we know those are two events that are well liked by the competitors and fans of skimboarding, but we must respect the wishes of the event organizers.
As such we are pleased to announce the full 2016 Men’s Tour:
MEN’S PROFESSIONAL DIVISION
|UST Skim Festival – Sununga, Brazil||3/21 – 3/27|
|Southside Shootout – Dewey Beach DE (enter)||6/4 – 6/5|
|Outer Banks Skim Jam – OBX, NC||7/30 – 7/31|
|TAC Skimblast – Santa Cruz, CA||TBA|
|Florida Pro/Am – Vilano Beach FL||8/19 – 8/21|
|Exile Oktoberfest – Newport Beach CA***||10/1 – 10/2|